Glendale Campus Overview

Glendale, AZ Campus

Course Credit Policy

Glendale, AZ Campus

Midwestern University has defined course credits across all colleges and programs in alignment with the federal credit hour definition: that is, one credit hour is equivalent to one hour (50 minutes) of lecture and two (2) hours of out-of-class work each week. Over a usual ten-week quarter of instruction, the following contact times are assigned for every one credit hour based on the specific type of learning activity:

Some colleges or programs offer condensed courses that are offered over a shorter period of time than the usual ten-week quarter of instruction. Midwestern University follows the federal credit hour definition. The following contact times are assigned for every one credit hour based on the specific type of learning activity:

Experiential education or rotation credits are determined by different formulae depending on the college or program.

The Curriculum Committee of the College approves the number of credits hours for all courses including those utilizing alternative delivery methods. The determination/assignment of credit hours should reflect the overall educational content of the course and the academically engaged time required to achieve the desired outcome for the typical student. Academically engaged time may be measured by the type, quantity and required level of mastery of the course content.